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Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

There’s a lot to say about being a modern day parent, of this I have become increasingly certain.  I find that I am discovering new maternal battlefields on an almost daily basis. Battlegrounds that involve the heart and soul of not only myself and my quest to be a decent human being/successful mother, but also […]

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3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Your Pregnancy

Preventing C-Sections: 3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Pregnancy

I’m part of a group of women I call the “Cesarean Sisterhood.” For various reasons, and in consultation with our respective doctors, we each made the decision to have a C-section birth. In my case, my stubborn second son insisted there was no way he was entering the world head first. So, he put his […]

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Exercise Outside the Box

Many a New Year’s resolution is centered around fitness. If you have any doubt, just look at any store ad during the month of January: all workout related gear is on sale. There are a lot of great forms of exercise out there, but if you’re looking for something adventurous, look to the big top. That’s right- think […]

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Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

While OB/GYNs are still the go-to professionals for infant deliveries in the United States, midwife-attended births are growing in popularity. And the majority of those births now occur in hospitals. I must admit, the first time I heard the word “midwife” I thought of somebody in a peasant blouse and blue jeans, wearing a floral […]

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Switch Witch: What To Do With Halloween Candy

Wondering what to do with all that Halloween candy? Allow me to introduce you to the Switch Witch. I don’t know about your kids, but candy makes my kids CRAY CRAY. Chocolate is the worst, but all the super-sugary concoctions they got trick-or-treating two days ago seem to hype them up and make them cranky. Not […]

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Make Halloween Safer: Join the Teal Pumpkin Project

Even if you’re fortunate to have a child free of food allergies, you more than likely know a child who does suffer from them. It is estimated that food allergies affect up to 15 million Americans which means that one out of every 13 children you see playing at your child’s favorite playground, suffers from some […]

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